The Army has created a new training program designed to help improve the marksmanship for Army riflemen. It is called the EST 2000, and it will replace the current system called the Weaponeer. The Weaponeer system has been in use for more than 30 years, and the new program was created in an attempt to upgrade and improve Army Marksmanship. Soldiers of the 58th Infantry Regiment first used the new training system, and the new system is showing great promise. Soldiers who used the new system to diagnose issues in how they were shooting realized a large improvement within a short time of first using the EST 2000 system.
The new EST 2000 has big shoes to fill, but so far seems to be doing excellent. The Weaponeer has been used for scores of Army trainees and has been an effective and efficient means of correcting marksmanship problems, but there are areas that have not been as easy to address in the past using the Weaponeer system. The new EST 2000 looks to try and solve some of these shortfall areas, and to work closely with human instructors to correct any marksmanship problems that recruits and trainees using the new system exhibit.
The Army teaches basic warrior tasks, including Marksmanship, and any program that can help increase Army marksmanship is seen as a vast aid during the current situation in the world. The EST 2000 system is seen as a big improvement in basic rifle marksmanship, the first large leap forward since the 1970’s. The overall setup of basic rifle marksmanship has not changed since the Weaponeer system was first implemented in the time around 1973.
Usage of the EST 2000 system is an attempt to bring marksmanship in the Army into the 21st century. As soldier’s progress and master the concepts that the EST 2000 helps instruct in basic rifle marksmanship, then the overall use of the EST 2000 can be adapted to help teach tactics for rifle squad training. There are specific mental steps to make sure that proper squad marksmanship and rifle training is being observed, and the EST 2000 promises to make instruction and training in these concepts easier to teach and easier for the soldiers to learn. It is being used to train the next generation of soldiers, and hopefully can maintain the high standards of Army Marksmanship.